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Fedynets’, Atanasii/Fedinecz, Atanaz

Fedynets’, Atanasii/Fedinecz, Atanaz (b. December 2, 1936, Uzhhorod [Czechoslovakia], Ukraine) — physician and painter. Like his father Aleksander Fedynets’, the renowned Uzhhorod surgeon, Atanasii Fedynets’ is by profession a physician (M.D., Uzhhorod State University, 1960). In 1980 he emigrated to Hungary, where he continues to practice medicine in the town of Azsod. Before leaving his native Subcarpathian Rus’ Fedynets’ had become an accomplished painter of landscapes, portraits, and still-lifes. He works primarily in a variant of the Expressionist style and virtually all his subjects are based on scenes, characters, and symbolic images from his Subcarpathian homeland. Bibliography: Miklos Losonci, Fedinecz Atanaz festoi latomasai (Aszod, 1991).

Paul Robert Magocsi

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